Category: Tax planning

Electric Vehicle Tax Credit

If you are interested in claiming the EV tax credit for purchasing a new electric vehicle after August 16, 2022, a tax credit is generally available only for qualifying electric vehicles where final assembly occurred in North America. A transition rule applies for electric vehicles purchased before August 16, 2022.

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Arizona small business income

Arizona Small Business Income Election

Arizona small businesses may elect to file a separate small business income tax return to report their share of Arizona small business gross income. A taxpayer makes the small business income tax election by timely filing a Small Business Income Tax return along with their timely filed individual income tax form.

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January 31 Preparing for Business Tax Filings

January 31 is a significant date for businesses to perform certain tasks and start preparing for their tax filings. Businesses should keep in mind that state taxing authorities have their own set of due dates.  It is never too early to work with your accounting and payroll staff to make sure your end-of-year reporting is accurate and timely.

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Arizona Small Business Income (SBI) Tax

Senate Bill 1783 allows individual taxpayers to elect to have their Arizona small business adjusted gross income removed from their regular individual income tax return and taxed on a separate Arizona small business income tax return. For taxable years beginning from and after December 31, 2020, a small business taxpayer may elect to file a return for the taxable year with the Arizona Department of Revenue (ADOR) to report that small business taxpayer’s share of Arizona small business gross income.

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Arizona Tax Deadline

2022 Arizona and Federal Tax Filing Deadlines

Every year, changes are made to Arizona’s tax code. Since April 15 2022 falls on a federal holiday, taxpayers have until Monday, April 18, 2022, to file their 2021 tax return. If filing an extension, the extended due date to file the income tax return is October 15, 2022. However, because October 15, 2022 falls on a Saturday, taxpayers have until Monday, October 17, 2022 to timely file their 2021 tax return.

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2021 Charitable Contributions

Arizona Tax Credits for Qualifying Charitable Organizations

Arizona offers many opportunities to claim tax credits for Qualifying Charitable Organizations, including Foster Care tax credits on Arizona personal income tax. Also, there are credits for donating to public schools and Certified School Tuition Organizations.

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Remote and Hybrid Employees | State and Local Tax Considerations

With remote and hybrid work arrangements, employers should be very deliberate when communicating and executing policies relating to an employee’s work location. Individual taxpayers need to be familiar with tax laws in their resident state and businesses should be aware of tax laws in all states they operate.

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2021 Child Tax Credit

2021 Child Tax Credit and Advance Child Tax Credit Payments

For 2021, families will begin receiving early payments from the IRS of 50 percent of the estimated amount of the Child Tax Credit. If the IRS processed your 2020 tax return or 2019 tax return, these automatic monthly payments will begin on July 15 through December 15, 2021, based on the information contained in that return.

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International tax

Future of Taxes and Multinational Corporations

Countries around the globe are trying to stem the “rush to the bottom,” which has multinational companies moving their corporate headquarters to lower their tax bills. According to the International Monetary Fund, the result of this tax strategy is a loss of worldwide government revenues estimated between $500 and $600 billion annually.

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IRS Food and Beverage

IRS Issues Additional Guidance on Food Deduction

The IRS issued additional guidance under the Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Relief Act of 2020 allowing businesses a 100% deduction for food or beverages from restaurants. Earlier in 2021, legislation increased the 50% deduction to 100%.

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Tax Day Extended May 17, 2021

IRS Extends 2020 Tax Deadline for Individuals

On March 17, 2021, the Treasury Department and IRS announced the federal income tax filing due date for individuals for the 2020 tax year will be automatically extended from April 15, 2021 to May 17, 2021. This extension does not apply to estimated tax payments that are due on April 15, 2021. As of today, tax returns for corporations, trusts, and Arizona state returns are due on April 15, 2021.

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